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Rankine

[ rang-kin ]
/ ˈræŋ kɪn /
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noun
William John Mac·quorn [muh-kwawrn], /məˈkwɔrn/, 1820–70, Scottish engineer and physicist.
adjective
Thermodynamics. pertaining to an absolute temperature scale (Rankine scale ) in which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit scale and in which 0° Rankine equals −459.7° Fahrenheit.Compare absolute temperature scale, Kelvin (defs. 2, 3).
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